Saturday, September 18, 2021

Snow Falling by Jane Gloriana Villanueva


DNF @ 10%

I used to be a really big fan of Jane the Virgin and I bought this book when I still watched the show. And then I got frustrated with the pro-Michael storyline and got bored and stopped watching.

Jane is an aspiring author and SNOW FALLING is the book she is working on and ends up publishing. I do think it's clever that the book was released when Jane "publishes" but I'm starting to think romance novels as cash-ins maybe shouldn't be done (*stares at KFC*). I mean, props to the studio for actually hiring a real romance author to ghost-write this book but I don't know what kind of outline they gave her to follow because this wasn't very good.

First, the characters are obvious self-inserts, which makes "Jane" look like a bad writer. The heroine literally has her initials (J.V.) and the love interest "Martin" is clearly supposed to be Michael. The writing is kind of a parody of how people who don't read romance novels think romance novels read like and there are all these italicized sections where an omniscient narrator tells you what's going on between the lines, because obviously you, the reader, are probably going to be dumb to take anything beyond face value.

Not for me.

1 out of 5 stars

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